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File #: 12628-23    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Expired by Rule
File created: 3/17/2023 In control: Committee on Government Reform
On agenda: 3/21/2023 Final action: 12/31/2023
Title: An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania amending the Section 5-1007.11 of the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances entitled Residency.
Sponsors: Chief Executive
Attachments: 1. 12628-23 Final - Summary of Legislation - Residency (2-22-23).docx
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An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania amending the Section 5-1007.11 of the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances entitled Residency.

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WHEREAS, since the time of its adoption in June 2020, the County’s Administrative Code has contained a provision generally requiring all persons employed in Allegheny County Government to be residents of the County or, if not a resident of the County at the time of applying for employment, to move to and live within the County within one year of appointment and acceptance of such employment; and

WHEREAS, County Council has amended the residency requirements, now codified at Section 5-1007.11 of the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances, several times in order to address the County’s need to hire persons with special skills needed for certain County positions; and

WHEREAS, the several amendments to the residency provisions in Section 5-1007.11 of the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances have utilized inconsistent language and terminology that could create confusion in the application of the County’s residency requirements.

The Council of the County of Allegheny hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. Incorporation of the Preamble.

The provisions set forth in the preamble to this Ordinance are incorporated by reference in their entirety herein.

SECTION 2. Amendment of Section 5-1007.11 of the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances Entitled Residency.

Section 5-1007 of the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances is deleted in its entirety and the following is substituted in its place:

§5-1007-11. Residency.

A. Except as set forth in the subsections below, all persons employed in Allegheny County Government shall be residents of Allegheny County throughout their employment by the County.

B. An applicant for County employment need not be a resident of the County at the time of application. However, within one year of appointment to a position as a County employee, such individual shall be...

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